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Report on Arctic biodiversity and a photo library to be released in Nagoya

A report prepared by GRID-Arendal for UNEP will be released to coincide with the 10th Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan. The report examines the limitations and strengths of existing environmental agreements for conserving and protecting Arctic biodiversity, and options for improvement.

Peter Prokosch, Managing Director of GRID-Arendal will be presenting the findings of the report at a side event on Wednesday, 27 October 2010.

The report will be available for download at the GRID-Arendal website on the day of the launch.

The event will also present a new online photo library that will provide free high-resolution images of ongoing and emerging environmental issues of global interest to the public at large. The photo library will provide images and stories that highlight some of the most talked about environmental issues of the day and provide context by including short descriptive paragraphs that accompany the photos. The initial contents of the web site include many of GRID-Arendal's Polar images, but the library also houses images of current environmental issues from around the world. The goal is to regularly fill the site with the latest images generated from GRID-Arendal projects and to partner with photographers whose work also covers issues of priority to UNEP.

Photo by Peter Prokosch - walrus, Finn Malmgrentfjorden, Alpiniøya, Svalbard 2010
See more photos in the Photo Library

Tuesday 19 Oct 2010
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